MISLEADING MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1999

Author: Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Salomon
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stone of some Libras : OPAL
5. AM selections: Abbr. : STAS
9. Tussle : SCRAP
14. Raising a sweat, perhaps : HUMID
19. Pitch : TONE
20. Foot: Prefix : PEDI
21. Verse from Villon : POEME
22. Do some campaign work : ORATE
23. When to slop in the mud on the farm? : HOGDAYSOFSUMMER
26. Kind of joint : MITER
27. Gray, for one : ELEGIST
28. Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
29. Almost purée : RICE
31. "___ dreaming?" : AMI
32. Like some apartments : RELET
33. Council of ___ (1409 assembly) : PISA
35. With bite : ACIDLY
37. Took action : DID
38. 60's coll. radicals : SDS
39. Wisest of the centaurs, in Greek myth : CHIRON
41. Brown shade : COCOA
42. Not be alert : DOZE
43. Tale of a tiny bellower? : THELOUSETHATROARED
46. Talk effusively : GUSH
49. Alpine sight : MONT
50. Hot to trot : KEEN
51. Priest of I Samuel : ELI
52. Shoulder piece : EPAULET
54. 20's beer barrel busters : FEDS
55. Like some shopping : ONESTOP
59. Homecoming visitors : ALUMS
60. Acted like : APED
62. Apple product : IMAC
64. Shortly before? : ERE
65. Traitorous intruder? : RATBURGLAR
68. What an ass declares in cards? : DONKEYSUIT
71. Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'___" : ETE
72. Beloved subject of Thomas Campbell : ERIN
73. Jaywalking, e.g. : NONO
74. Home run, slangily : TATER
75. Not at all like : DESPISE
78. Newswriter's specialty : BEAT
80. Exploitative employer : PADRONE
82. Rough stuff : ORE
83. Tot toter : PRAM
84. Stitch souvenir : SCAR
86. Abbr. starting some corp. names : INTL
87. Bedtime reading in the forest? : MOTHERMOOSESTORIES
93. Place for a run : OVAL
94. Call upon : VISIT
95. Canine cover : TARTAR
96. Calendar abbr. : TUE
99. Roaster, maybe : HEN
100. Nonabrasive : GENTLE
101. Cross with a loop : ANKH
102. They exist from hand to mouth : REINS
104. It's often left hanging : ART
105. "Got it" : IDIG
106. Warrant follower : RAID
108. High point : EVEREST
110. Takes off life support? : WEANS
112. "Time to have a foal"? : MAREBRAINEDIDEA
115. Gold standard : KARAT
116. Pal : AMIGO
117. Profusion : RIOT
118. Prince Albert, e.g. : COAT
119. Doesn't fold : STAYS
120. Like cancan dancers : LEGGY
121. Noise pollution : DINS
122. Play opener : ANTE
1. Them : OTHERS
2. Held jointly : POOLED
3. Troublemakers, never : ANGELS
4. Potted plant place : LEDGE
5. 1974 Sutherland/Gould spoof : SPYS
6. Airborne faultfinder : TESTPILOT
7. Botheration : ADO
8. Separates : SIFTSOUT
9. Prodder : SPUR
10. Tight : COMPACTED
11. "Radio Free Europe" rock band : REM
12. Red-white-and-blue : AMERICAN
13. Green gem : PERIDOT
14. Comfortably inviting : HOMEY
15. New England state sch. : URI
16. One who accepts charges : MATADOR
17. Use Schedule A : ITEMIZE
18. Put down : DERIDED
24. Common aspiration : AITCH
25. Singer Lennon and others : SEANS
30. Essayist Day : CLARENCE
34. Smooth : IRON
36. Stick-to-it-iveness? : COHESION
40. Blood pigment : HEME
42. Seat of honor location : DAIS
43. Handy digit : THUMB
44. Scratched (out) : EKED
45. Big cheer : OLE
46. Ready, with "up" : GEARED
47. Burning the midnight oil, so to speak : UPLATE
48. Makes veal, maybe : SAUTES
53. Shaq's alma mater : LSU
54. "That's ___ sure!" : FER
55. Source of 85-Down : OAK
56. Germanic tribesman : TEUTON
57. Familiarize : ORIENT
58. Tube-nosed seabird : PETREL
60. 7th-century Arab caliph : ALI
61. Brown, in a way : PANBROIL
63. Phone button trio : MNO
66. Set aside : RESERVED
67. Test for a college sr. : GRE
68. Part of an E-mail address : DOT
69. So far, on a pay stub: Abbr. : YTD
70. Hindu habits : SARIS
73. Handle : NAME
76. Sci-fi writer Frederic : POHL
77. It makes one hot : IRE
79. Item that's often hidden : EASTEREGG
80. Athens attraction : PARTHENON
81. Voice stretcher : ARIA
83. Like many a sports report : POSTGAME
84. Comparison basis : STANDARD
85. Stopper : CORK
87. Center strip cuts? : MOHAWKS
88. Gorge : OVEREAT
89. Trumpet blast : TANTARA
90. Barely enough : MINIMAL
91. One step : STAIR
92. Flubbed : ERRED
96. Affixed : TIEDON
97. Boot : UNSEAT
98. A matter of will? : ESTATE
100. Nubs : GISTS
103. Author Jong : ERICA
107. "When I was ___..." : ABOY
109. Seasoned hands : VETS
111. Word from a con : NAY
113. Fix : RIG
114. A crowd, for Caesar? : III

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